The shot is a metal ball and the stone should be as round as possible. Where a stone is used, the competition should be styled “Putting the Stone”. The ball shall be putt from in front of the shoulder with one hand only, with out follow, and shall be delivered from a wooden trig 6″ high and not more than 4′ 6″ long. The run shall not exceed 7′ 6″. Each competitor shall be allowed three putts - the best of three to count. Each throw shall be measured from the center of the trig to the nearest break of ground. All competitors must have one foot behind the line of the trig prior to each throw, but both feet must be behind the trig on completion of the throw. The touching of any part of the trig (except the face nearest the competitor when he takes his stance) or the line of the trig extended by any part of the competitor’s body shall be foul point - whether the ball has been delivered or not. Boundary pins are neither necessary nor desirable except on uneven ground. Where the ground records are claimed, it is essential that the same ball or stone be used from year to year on same ground.